Phrases with "dining"

Nellie Bly Everybody at once filed out and into the dining car. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

George Meredith He denounced all dining out, eulogized Patterne Hall as if it were his home, and remembered he had dreamed in the night—a most humiliating sign of physical disturbance. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Edward Bellamy Dreamily I reviewed the incidents of Decoration Day, my trip in company with Edith and her parents to Mount Auburn, and my dining with them on our return to the city. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

D. H. Lawrence The dining room was right downstairs. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

I had been dining with my ever-interesting friend, Mark Jenkins, at a little Italian restaurant near South Street. It was a chance meeting. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Benjamin Disraeli I must insist upon Miss Ferrars dining at table. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

She had been upset evidently because the inspector would not be dining with them alone. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Edith Wharton The young man, who was dining out, thrust the note into his pocket, smiling a little at the Frenchness of the “to you. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Sidney Colvin We find him dining with Horace Smith in company with some fashionable wits, concerning whom he reflects:—“They only served to convince me how superior humour is to wit, in respect to enjoyment. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

The tradition is, that when Queen Elizabeth received the intelligence of the defeat of the Armada, she was dining off a goose — doubtless about eleven o’clock in the morning. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Gaston Leroux This happened in the afternoon, in the singer’s dressing-room, where they met every day and where they amused themselves by dining on three biscuits, two glasses of port and a bunch of violets. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Sinclair Lewis Oh, Mrs. Higbee, you know I’m dining out tonight — at Dr. Drover’s. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith And these gentlemen’s habits of yours of taking to dining late upset me. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

By an early hour of the numbered evening I might have been observed at the sign of the Poodle Dog, dining with my agent: so Pinkerton delighted to describe himself. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

George Gissing When dining alone or with Hugh, she dressed as carefully as for a ceremonious occasion. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Kate Chopin Not till Felix comes to her in the chamber above the dining hall-there where that trumpet vine hangs-comes to say good-by to her. Short stories by Kate Chopin

Thomas Carlyle He cannot even get his music copied: “By dint of dining out,” says he, “I run the risk of dying by starvation at home. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Anthony Trollope His habit was to breakfast at home at his lodgings with Harry, and then to dine, as best he might, at some tavern, if he had not the good fortune to be dining out. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Yet, reviewing the incidents of the evening—Matheson had been dining perhaps at “ Braemar”—it seemed to Corbett that he had hardly had a chance to exchange a word with him at all. At Twickenham by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The dining room of Daisy Villa fronted the street, and was removed from it only a few feet. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Captain Palliser was pacing up and down his little dining parlour, looking flurried and anxious. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Fancy my dining at the camp! It’s about the best practical joke I ever carried out, and I’ve been in a good many. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

They went into the other rooms on the lower floor — a scullery, a barely furnished dining room, and a storing place for lumber. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Anthony Trollope At Mr Goodall’s she remained some little time, dining at that gentleman’s house as well as signing the deed, and asking questions about the gas company. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain We distort a dozen sickly trees into unaccustomed shapes in a little yard no bigger than a dining room, and then surely they look absurd enough. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Andrew Lang Many years later, Charles Dickens was in Edinburgh, reading his stories in public, and was dining with some Edinburgh people. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

I got home one night at twelve, having been dining at Miss Deveen’s and going to a concert with her afterwards. Seeing Life by Ellen Wood [1871]

Henry James In dining two evenings before with her brother and with the Dormers Mrs. Dallow had been moved to exclaim that Peter and Nick knew the most extraordinary people. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry James He had been dining there in the company of that young lady and her mother, as well as of other persons, and he had gone into the petit salon, at Chad’s request, on purpose to talk with her. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They left the dining room at 9. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Meredith You will give me great pleasure by dining with me to-night, at the hotel opposite. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope She was as grand a lady to herself, eating her little bit of cold mutton, or dining off a tiny sole, as though she sat at the finest banquet that could be spread. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

E. F. Benson Well, a month ago I was returning late on a very wet night from dining out. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

Gertrude Stein Without any screens or partitions he had made himself three rooms, the first third had his parlour furniture, the second third his dining room furniture and the last third his bedroom furniture. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

James Joyce And all the priests used to be dining there. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Our luck seemed to have deserted us: the owner of the purple diamonds was dining at home and dining at undue length. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

After dining at some restaurant, he and a number of friends would come round in their cars and sing and drink until well into the small hours of the Sunday morning. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

H. G. Wells Instead of living in great complete houses and dining at home, people lived in smaller houses or flats and dined in collective dining-rooms or restaurants. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Anthony Trollope Neither of the two clergymen were offended, and both of them promised to eat his dinner on Monday. Mr. Mainwaring was very fond of dining out, and would have gone almost to any gentleman’s house. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis I’d like a parlor and coupla of bedrooms and a few private dining rooms. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope And Edouard has been dining with you? How good of you. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Their time for dining was seven. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

I took him to mine, and when the gong sounded for the meal we sought the dining saloon together. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Jonathan Swif I think I’ll put on my waistcoat to-day: shall I? Well, I will then, to please MD. I think of dining at home to-day upon a chop and a pot. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

E. F. Benson She said ‘Oh, how kind, Miss Leg. You are lucky, dear Diva.’ And they were going on to see the church afterwards, and Leg’s dining with the Mapp-Flints tomorrow. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Henry James You might ask me to dine some day when she’s dining out. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Anthony Trollope Indeed, in spite of his miseries he had taken to dining out a good deal, and was popular as an eater of dinners. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Sandy, as was his habit at Laverlaw, wore the faded green coat of a Border dining club, but it didn’t make him look, as it usually did, a Scots laird snug among his ancestral possessions. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Gissing She had been dining at Mrs Lane’s. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Within a week the much delayed treaty was signed at Paris, London and St. Petersburg. De Grost and his wife were dining together at the corner table in a fashionable but somewhat Bohemian restaurant. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Anthony Trollope Lopez had been dining with Mr and Mrs Boffin, and had now again encountered his late host and hostess. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

One day about 1890 I had Meredith, Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde dining with me in Park Lane and the time of sex-awakening was discussed. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Edith Wharton You say you’re going to the theatre with Jim and Lita? But, Dexter, you can’t! They’re dining here — Jim and Lita are. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At Monte Carlo she is there continually dining with royalty. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Thomas Hardy They give their whole attention to the art of dining out, after mastering a few rudimentary facts to serve up in conversation. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

The poor Marchese, dying of curiosity, was obliged to make advances; he told Gonzo that, when he had the pleasure of dining with him, he ate twice as much as usual. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

George Meredith She begged a day’s delay; which would enable her, she said, to join them in dining at the Blachingtons’, and seeing dear Lakelands again. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Sinclair Lewis Three months’ rent he paid, and Hazel and he, somewhat timidly, provided electric stove and refrigerator, beds and a few chairs, and painted dining furniture. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

I was late for dinner and the dining room was crowded. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Ivan Turgenev Madam is pleased to be dining to-night at the Countess Lasunsky’s. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They discussed the situation, dining at a famous club, on the night of his return. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

John Galsworthy It so happened that Dartie, dining with him a week after the birth of his son and heir, had mentioned this aspiration of Winifred’s. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

E. F. Benson How news travelled in Tilling! Only last night, dining at home, he had worn the ruby-coloured velvet for the first time, and now, quite early next morning, Diva had heard about it. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Henry James He had dressed as he usually didn’t dress for dining at home. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

He called again next day, and was told that she was dining with the Duchess of Portland at Whitehall, and was to accompany her grace to the Duchess of Norfolk’s ball in the evening. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson And an orderly was sent to the town for the (German naval) doctors, who were dining there. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis Mr. Wrenn yanked this bell-pull with an urbane briskness which, he hoped, would conceal his nervousness and delight in dining out. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Then my attention wandering, my eyes roved round the dining car, and at the far end I saw a man whose face was familiar to me. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

But I wish you could tell me why young Dunster insisted so much on my dining with his uncle last night. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Guy de Maupassan They were both of them drunk, quite drunk, little Baroness Andrée de la Fraisières and little Countess Noemi de Gardens. They had been dining alone together, in the large room which faced the sea. Joseph by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton We’re dining with the Ellings, you know. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

William Morris We two have been valianter than thou mayst have deemed, to have done the deed of dining there; for all men fear it. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

The fish (AMPHIPRION PERCULA) “intel-intel” of the blacks, is said to be commensal (literally, dining at the same table with its host), as distinguished from the parasite, which lives on its host. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Virginia Woolf Either I’d been lunching with him or dining with him, she thought. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

As he did not publish these opinions, he was able to go on dining with the poet and to praise the beauty of his fourteen-year-old daughter. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Benjamin Disraeli But I am afraid,’ said the Doctor, shaking his head, ‘she has not been in the habit of dining so well as we have today. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Virginia Woolf She has asked you to follow her flying into the arms of a Beadle, lunching here, dining there, drawing pictures in the British Museum, taking books from the shelf, looking out of the window. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Sinclair Lewis She was the more absurd to herself in that, after the rite of dining alone, she could go out to the kitchen, lean against the sink, and talk to them. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Then I discovered them dining at a separate table in the bow window, with red-shaded candles between them, peering out ever and again at this splendor that was neither night nor day. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Bram Stoker But the instant she had disappeared he pulled me, suddenly and forcibly, into the dining room and closed the door. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Thomas Hardy How came you to be dining at this time o’ night?’ ‘Father has been out all day, and dinner was put back till six. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

H. G. Wells He followed me, almost mechanically, into the dining room. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

The doctors were dining in a room at some distance from your chamber; the palace, deserted from the frequency of the irruptions made into it, was without either sentinels or guards. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

So he abandoned philanthropy, and took to lecturing before the Anthropological and other societies, dining out, and calling on old friends. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

The young husband and wife had spent a quiet day together; going to church in the morning and afternoon, dining alone, and sitting in the twilight, talking happily and confidentially. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

You’re dining with Burminster on Thursday aren’t you? We’ll talk about that business then. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

The dining room, it seemed to me was very badly managed; but as luck would have it, I was first to get control of the office. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

You figure us well dressed and active, running about in motor-cars, visiting in great people’s houses, dining amidst brilliant companies, going to the theatre, meeting in the lobby. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

He slapped his forehead and I passed in, pursued, into the dining room, by his screech: “I always said you’d be the death of me. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Edith Wharton There was a familiar air about their overcoats and the way their smart silk mufflers were folded over their white ties; and he wondered how youths of their quality happened to be dining out so early. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Arthur Machen I told him, and he insisted on my dining with him at the end of the week. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

Henry James He’s dining out that day,” she added gaily to Paul. “Oh bless me, yes — that’s charming! And you’re coming? My wife didn’t tell me,” St. George said to him. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Bram Stoker In the hall he opened the dining room door, and we passed in, he closing the door carefully behind him. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Guy de Maupassant It was seldom that this gave her any concern; looking sometimes as though she had just returned from dining sans cèremonie; her locks having become dishevelled by the breezes. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Rudyard Kipling Grogan’s dining here to-night, isn’t he?’ ‘Yes, sir, and Macklin too. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

No one so far had brought him any dinner: however, perhaps they weren’t dining yet. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Bram Stoker They lay in a sort of orderly disorder on the great dining room table. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

William Makepeace Thackeray Here is the dismal log of Wednesday, 4th of September:—“All attempts at dining very fruitless. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Nellie Bly A dining car was attached in the evening but I was informed by the women that it was not exactly the thing for us to eat in a public car with men, so we continued to be served in our state rooms. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Willa Cather When he went home, Eden’s room was dark; she was dining out somewhere. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

The dining car began to fill rapidly, but the seat opposite to me was still vacant, when I noticed a tall man striding up in quest of a place. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

The door facing me across the dining room flew open to my extreme surprise. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Kate Chopin The ordinary stiff dining chairs had been discarded for the occasion and replaced by the most commodious and luxurious which could be collected throughout the house. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Willa Cather Probably Frank Ellinger will come on from Denver.” “No prospect can afford me such pleasure as that of dining with Mrs. Forrester,” said the Judge ponderously. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Wilkie Collins Had I turned to the wrong page? I started to my feet, and held the book close to the light of the lamp that hung over the dining table. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Edith Wharton Lily remained at home, lunching and dining alone with her aunt, who complained of flutterings of the heart, and talked icily on general topics. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Francis Bacon But this to be, if you do not point any of the lower rooms, for a dining place of servants. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mildred was naturally anxious to introduce him to her friends, and several people whom he knew by sight had noticed him dining with them. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli London is deficient in dining capability. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jonathan Swif I missed this day by a blunder and dining in the City.11 3. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Edith Wharton You say you’re dining out next Sunday? Then I forbid you to come over here for lunch. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Anthony Trollope He spent the whole day with her, dining with her in her lodgings at five in order that he might take her to the theatre at seven. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells I remembered how I went down to the garden gate as he came along, and how I had listened to his odd story of “Men from Mars.” I came down and went into the dining room. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Willa Cather He reflected upon the mysterious dishes that were brought into the dining room, the green bottles in buckets of ice, as he had seen them in the supper party pictures of the Sunday World supplement. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Joseph and a maid were engaged in laying the dining tables and a faint smell of cooking pervaded the premises. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope Instead of dining out in Fitzroy Square and drinking tea in Tavistock Place, you have gone to balls in Grosvenor Square and been presented at Court.” “It wasn’t my fault. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am happy because I am dining with you. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As he passed the dining room he noticed that the table was laid for two. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Barton (that was the butler) is a confidential person, but it is not desirable that anybody else should know who is dining here. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Trollope I met him dining at Castle Hautboy, when he was kind enough to make himself known to me, and again out hunting,—when he did more than make himself known to me. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Sinclair Lewis He skipped the evening meal at Mrs. Arty’s, dining with literary pensiveness at the Armenian, for he had subtle problems to meditate. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson I had been dining one night at the far end of the village, and about eleven o’clock was walking home again. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

Virginia Woolf The hostility, the indifference of other people dining here is oppressive. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

William Makepeace Thackeray What I complained of in my heart was not the dining — which, for this once, was plentiful and comfortable enough — but the prodigious dulness of the talking part of the entertainment. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Willa Cather With a shudder of disgust the lawyer went into the dining room and closed the door into the kitchen. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Isabella Bird Having received the key of my room, I took my supper in an immense hall, calculated for dining 400 persons. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Gaston Leroux You notice that this enormous dining hall is surrounded by those windowed balconies. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Jonathan Swif Lord Treasurer was there, and chid me for not dining with him: he was in very good humour. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

D. H. Lawrence Dashing downstairs to reconnoitre, she is back in a breath to say that people are eating their heads off in the long dining room. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He is dining now three places behind you to the right, with a young lady who has been making flagrant attempts at flirtation with me, notwithstanding my gray hairs. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Anthony Trollope He hated people who were unsocial and averse to dining out, and who departed from the ways of living common among English country gentlemen. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith He sent to his mother’s stables, and rode at a gallop round Milan, dining alone in one of the common hotel gardens, where he was a stranger. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Sinclair Lewis He could see his caravanners dining on the verandah in a forest fifty miles from any house. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells He had been dining with friends. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

Henry James When they reached the house in the Cours la Reine Mr. Probert said: “I think you told me you’re dining out. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Trollope On the 5th of June I find him dining with Macready, to meet Sir J. Wilson, Panizzi, Landseer, and others. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Gertrude Stein And then in the future beside the petit bleu in which he proposed our dining with him he would send another petit bleu saying that he would come one afternoon to take just tea. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Sinclair Lewis She sat in the living-room, glancing across the hall at the men as they humped over the dining table. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing He’s dining at their hotel to-night. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

She came up to present my child at the last drawing-room, but I think I heard something about her dining out today. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Maria Edgeworth Clarence went and spoke to him, then returned with an altered countenance, and apologized to Lady Delacour for not dining with her, as he had promised. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Guy de Maupassant If the garden was in the shade, the house, on the other hand, was in the blazing sun, and the sweating room in the Turkish bath is not as hot as was my friend’s dining room. Old Mongilet (Le Père Mongilet) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

He had long given up dining out or dining others, on account of his age. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

He’s in very high feather, riding about in broughams and dining at West-end taverns. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Henry James But one day Bellegarde had been dining with him, at a restaurant, and they had sat long over their dinner. The American by Henry James [1877]

Edith Wharton Mr. Robert Huzzard and his daughters are dining here this evening, by the way, and will no doubt be expecting to see the latest French novelties in stocks and waistcoats. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

E. F. Benson We know that now, at this moment, the vampire clad in her mortal semblance is out; dining out. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

Anthony Trollope They dined together, the Dean dining with them. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Willa Cather He looked affectionately about the dining room, now gilded with a soft mist. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Rudyard Kipling But give them their own dining halls and gathering grounds, and that divine spirit of youth, which seeks only an outlet, will create all the rest — lightly, unconsciously, but enduringly. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Thomas Hardy It was possible that, had the young lady accompanied her brother to church, there would have been no dining at Narrobourne House that day. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton The young man, who was dining alone with his mother and sister, glanced up in surprise and saw Mrs. Archer’s gaze demurely bent on her plate. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

H. G. Wells Moreover, he had a method of cooking the lake fish that was very appetising, and he made a great dish of them so that everyone who was dining in the place could have some. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Edith Wharton He meant to stay away all day — he had thoughts of dining at his club. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Henry James When he left the place at which he had been dining he betook himself to Rosedale Road: he saw no reason why he should go down to the House, though he knew he had not done with that yet. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Robert Green Ingersoll And I would think much more of our government if it would fete and feast them, instead of wining and dining the imbeciles of a royal line. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Sinclair Lewis Why shouldn’t Paul be dining with a respectable married woman? Why had he lied to the clerk about being Paul’s brother-in-law? He had acted like a child. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather His two daughters and their husbands were dining with them, also an English visitor. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Guy de Maupassan Julien found her there one night as he was coming in late from dining at the Fourvilles, and after that she was locked into her room every evening to compel her to stay in bed. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James Maggie had wished to stay with him — for the Prince and she, dining out, had afterwards called in Portland Place, whence, in the event, they had brought her, Charlotte, on. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anatole France For twenty years he had been preoccupied by nothing except dining out. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Washington Irving His very jokes made his sensitive daughters shudder; and he persisted in wearing his blue cotton coat of a morning, dining at two o’clock, and having a “bit of sausage with his tea. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Anthony Trollope Mr. Mainwaring perhaps liked it because he was fond of dining anywhere away from home. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope At Christmas, for a fortnight, they went to Gatherum Castle and entertained the neighbourhood — the nobility and squirearchy dining there on one day, and the tenants and other farmers on another. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Her husband was dining at Mrs. Pulsifer’s — a big affair for some foreign critic who had been imported to receive a university degree. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Wilkie Collins What do you say to dining here, on the chance that the boy may come back in an hour or two? I have got some good wine in the cellar, and we can get a chop from the coffee-house. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Sinclair Lewis Their electric torches showed the dining room to be a wreckglass scattered and broken, drawers of the buffet on the floor, curtains torn down. The Ghost Patrol by Sinclair Lewis

Promptly, in twenty minutes, Absalom announced dinner, and, a moment later, the guest was ushered into the dining hall where Grandemont waited, standing, at the head of the table. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Let us hope they may stay with us yet awhile, for they are the only really ENGLISH restaurants London has, and our only link with the dining habits of the past. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Sometimes when I count upon dining with him alone, behold, a crowd of guests will come in. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Ford Madox Ford Afterwards, dining alone with Sir Vincent and Lady Macmaster, he had seen, pinned up, a back view of the Sovereign doing something to Vincent; a photo for next morning’s papers. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Jack London He had been used always to the laboratory, and so it was that he turned the dining room into a sociological laboratory. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Who knows and all may be for the best? And that Mr. Longcluse is dining here today?” she added, not very coherently, and with a sudden gloom. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Sinclair Lewis The routine of dining with the Pennlosses every Sunday noon. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton Listen — you were dining at Carry Fisher’s. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Scaliger should have asked for a bed room: the surprise was, possibly, not at his wanting water, but at his wanting it in a dining room. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Henry James He walked there on the crisp November nights, arrived regularly at the evening’s end; it was as easy to do this after dining out as to take his way to a club or to his hotel. The Jolly Corner by Henry James [1908]

She spent the rest of the afternoon and the whole of the evening in her grandmother’s sitting-room, dining tête-à-tête with the invalid for the first time since her illness. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Gaston Leroux That is why we take these precautions of dining and smoking a cigar. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Willa Cather An hour later, they were dining in the back garden of a little French hotel on Ninth Street, long since passed away. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

H. G. Wells It was reached by a lift, and by a glass bridge that flung across the dining hall and traversed the ways at a slight upward angle. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Years after this period, a young officer one day dining with Kate, entreated her to become his second in a duel. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

George Gissing In a room tolerably well furnished as dining and sitting-room combined, appeared to be collected the whole of the Whiffle family; Mr. Orlando Whiffle, Mrs. Whiffle, and the eight children. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

If Slivers could only have seen the interior of Madame Midas’s dining room, by some trick of necromancy, he would certainly not have been able to do the subject justice in the swearing line. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Jonathan Swif Lord Treasurer is still out of order, and that breaks our method of dining there to-day. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

F. Scott Fitzgerald She spoke to the cook about the special things for Charles and said that she herself was dining out. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I come because the man Stevens is my enemy, and because I know that it will give him no pleasure to find you dining at the next table to-night when he parades his new conquest. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Charles Dickens I have been dining with the day’s client; or seeing him dine — it’s all one!” “That was a rare point, Sydney, that you brought to bear upon the identification. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Henry Adams What result could a student reach from it? Once, on returning to London, dining with Stopford Brooke, some one asked Adams what impression the Royal Academy Exhibition made on him. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Willa Cather The same misty group that had stood before the door of the express car shuffled into the dining room. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Here was he, he told himself, dining with five just men and being waited upon by a sixth whom he believed to be amongst the vilest of his kind. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli Lady — — with Lord Cadurcis dining with her, and the new beauty for a niece, must have been in a most delectable state of bustle. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

With whom?” “With M. de Saint–Aignan.” “I know him—a most agreeable man, who was exceedingly polite to me the day I had the honor of dining with the king. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Can you see from where you are sitting?’ ‘These narrow oval tables are a nuisance that way, aren’t they? You don’t know who you’re dining with till the end of the function. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Oscar Wilde And now you must run away, for I am dining with some very dull people, who won’t talk scandal, and I know that if I don’t get my sleep now I shall never be able to keep awake during dinner. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Anthony Trollope Moggs junior would of course know why his customer was dining at Alexandrina Cottage, and would have his own feelings, too, upon the occasion. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim So they had all come back together, and this was what they had found—her husband and her lover of to-day dining together under a cedar tree. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

E. F. Benson She would say that she had friends dining with her; that was what the true lady would do. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

George Gissing In the meantime, will you do me the favour of dining with me? Then we will go together and see Mr. Tollady after dinner. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The dapper little man went on, in the calmest, matter-of-fact sort of way — “The fact is, I’m sick of chambers, and I’m sick of dining at the club. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh